designerbiztalk with Meeling Wong of Meeling Wong Associates
Meeling Wong, owner of Meeling Wong Associates, is our October webinar guest.
Watch online what we recorded on Oct. 18th
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Meeling Wong has been active in the luxury jewelry world for over 22 years. She started her career at Carolee Designs, where she spent 9 years and grew to become National Sales Director, and was recruited by David Yurman in 1995 as National Sales Manager to form an in-house sales & marketing team. In 2002 she joined John Hardy as President of the company and doubled sales revenue during her 3 year tenure.
Meeling founded her namesake consulting company in May 2005 , her clients have included; Jay Strongwater, Temple St. Clair, Konstantino, H. Stern, Hearts on Fire, Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty, Diamond in the Rough, Coomi, Mattia Cielo, Kimberly McDonald, Zadora Timepieces, and Padma Lakshmi.
Meeling was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, educated in England, and is a resident of New York City. Previous to the Jewelry industry, Meeling was a research scientist in organic chemistry.
We will find out in our webinar when I can ask the questions you’re probably dying to ask.
Some of my questions for her:
- How do you approach a big buyer?
- What are they looking for?
- How much product do I need to be ready?
- What kind of inventory do I have to keep on hand?
- What is mark down money?
- How fast do you get paid?
- What are the extra costs of doing business on this scale?
We’re going to ask these questions and so much more. We’ll discuss Meeling’s history working with big brands like David Yurman, John Hardy, Coomi and many more during her consulting years. Her advice and strategy has helped many designers perfect their collections, approach key retailers and maintain good relationships and grow their sales. The department stores work very differently than the independents and Meeling is fluent in their language. She will help all of us better understand the landscape of the larger retail operations for fine jewelry.
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